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Current Students Financial Aid

Below is a listing of aid opportunities available to current full-time, daytime students.

Federal and State Aid

Students who file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) are eligible for Federal Aid, which is based on need that is determined by the FAFSA.

Iowa resident students who file the FAFSA before July 1st are eligible for State of Iowa Aid, which is based on need that is determined by the FAFSA.


For available loan options, visit us online or call the Financial Aid Office.


Student Loans

Sometimes federal and institutional gift aid does not provide enough funding to meet all educational expenses. For students needing additional assistance, funding is also available through student loans. Borrowed funds are then paid back to the lender in installments.

Federal Work Study and Campus Employment

The Federal Work Study program consists of funds made available to Clarke University undergraduate students who have need. These funds make them eligible to work at Clarke University. The amount of work study for which a student is eligible depends on need, the amount of work study funds Clarke has available and the other financial aid received. The amount of hours worked depends on the total FWS award, class schedule, health and academic progress. All jobs, except for community service, are on campus. Average hours are 6 to 10 and average earnings are $2,000. For more information about student employment at Clarke University, please see the student employment page.

Students who are not awarded Federal Work Study are eligible to work on campus except for the Community Service Learning program position which is off campus.

Clarke Endowed Scholarships

Clarke University offers a variety of Endowed Scholarships that are available to returning students who apply for and meet the criteria before the deadline.

Clarke Payment Plans

Clarke’s Student Accounts Office offers several payment plan options. Payment plans begin August 20 for fall and January 15 for spring.  Payment plans can be accessed through your MyInfo. The costs of books, supplies and individual expenses are not part of the payment plans. For further information click here.

Additional Assistance

Additional assistance may be available to Veterans, Dependents of Veterans, and students in need of special support. Click here to learn more.

Clarke University and CashCourse are partnering together to introduce students and families to various topics of financial education. To visit the site and get started with your financial education, click here.